Looking Back — Moving On

Are you lost inside nostalgia,

blinded by its call

 

Self convinced the past is king,

old romance to enthrall

 

The facts proclaim much different,

in science and the arts

 

Awareness of what we’ve become,

the most illusive part

 

What you bought for fifteen dollars,

that CD with thirteen songs

 

Now can buy the music world,

Ipod’s carry on

 

The doctor’s diagnosis,

beyond mere life or death

 

An MRI can then confirm,

and protons will arrest

 

The scope of human nature,

to hold on and not let go

 

Ties us to a bill we’ve paid

—resent from long ago

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2019)

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